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Subtle Porter Avenue Beauty, Yours for Just $329K

This house, at 454 Porter Ave on Buffalo’s West Side, has just enough detail to make it architecturally impressive without ostentation. Porter is one of Buffalo’s most architecturally significant streets in a neighborhood in the midst of a major resurgence.  The listing says it was constructed in 1865.  However, it does not look like it is that old unless, perhaps it was remodeled around the turn of the century (1900).  It has 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths in 2200 square feet of space with a rare (for the city) attached garage.  Taxes are only $1,908.

This is quite a deal when you consider that you can walk to work downtown in 30 minutes, walk to Canada and the lake in 15 minutes, and walk to the symphony in just 3 minutes.  As I noted, this part of the city is seeing a major investment resurgence.  The surrounding neighborhood is packed with incredible architecture on quaint walkable streets.

Here is the realtor’s pitch:

Elegant single family home on Porter with 1.5 baths & rare attached garage, surrounded by stunning architecture. If you’ve been waiting for a home with a lot of original charm & quality craftsmanship, this one is for you. This home includes; refinished hardwood floors, fireplace w/ gas insert, breathtaking leaded glass windows in landing, french doors, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, lg bedrooms on 2nd floor, updated eat-in kitchen w/ views of beautiful park next door. This home is private, and close to Allentown, Downtown, Elwood Village & walking distance to Kleinhans.

Oh and there is a rare manuscript museum right across the street.  What more could you ask for?

Written by David Steele

David Steele

Architect ( a real one, not just the armchair type), author of "Buffalo, Architecture in the American Forgotten Land" ( www.blurb.com ), lover of great spaces, hater of sprawl and waste,
advocate for a better way of doing things.

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